George Takei declares war on ‘Twilight’

The 'Star Trek' actor calls on sci-fi fans to unite against the vampires

George Takei has hit out at Twilight, calling on science fiction fans to “band together to defeat it”.

The actor, who played Mr Sulu in Star Trek, called on warring Star Trek and Star Wars fans to put aside their hostilities and unite against a common enemy in the form of the vampire saga.

Casting himself as a “broker of peace”, Takei called an end to decades of bickering among fans in a new video blog. He declared: “Fellow star folks, cool it down and shut your big worm holes. Each is wonderful in its own special way.

“What’s needed today is star peace, for there is an ominous mutual threat to all science fiction. It is called Twilight and it’s really, really bad.

Gone is any sense of heroism, camaraderie or epic battle. In its place we have vampires that sparkle and moan and go to high school

He continued: “Now I’m not above mixing a little sex appeal to spice up the fantasy. But sci-fi fans be warned, there are no great stories, characters or profound life lessons to be had in Twilight. In Twilight, the only message that rings out loud and clear is, ‘Does my boyfriend like me?’ Let’s band together to defeat this mutual threat.”

You can watch Takei’s outburst by clicking below. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 is in cinemas now.